South Indian Beetroot Thoran

South Indian Beetroot Thoran

A thoran is a kind of South Indian vegetable stir-fry, seasoned with coconut, curry leaves and mustard seeds.

250g fresh beetroot, with the leaves if possible, washed
2 tbsp oil
1 tsp black mustard seed
2 sprigs of fresh curry leaves
1 fresh green chilli, deseeded and finely chopped (optional)
1 small sweet red onion, thinly sliced
1 coconut, smashed flesh peeled and grated (or 3 tbsp dried coconut, although this won't taste as delicious)
1 lemon

Heat a large frying pan over a high heat. Add the oil and then the mustard seeds. When the mustard seeds begin to crackle, add the curry leaves and the green chilli, then the red onion, grated beetroot and leaves.

Season with salt and continue to stir-fry for about five minutes. Finish with the grated coconut and a squeeze of lemon.

From: The Telegram: Food & Drink
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